Lightweight, Made for the Man on the Move

Nomad Plain-toe Derby


Item# SF6242


  • Select Color 6242 Black Grain

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  • Clean, modern derby designed for the man on the move
  • Four-eyelet plain-toe derby
  • All day comfort
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Relaxed Fit, slightly roomy feel


  • 360º Feather Welt for lightweight shock-absorption
  • Removable LightForm™ Insole with perforated footbed
  • Full length and full grain leather insole
  • XL Nomad sole
  • Craft

  • Premium French pebble grain leather upper with deep color saturation
  • Built on the welted 42N Last
  • Recraftable
  • Imported
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Using a damp cloth or sponge, lather our Saddle Soap and apply onto leather to clean and restore its natural oils.

    STEP 2: Moisturize the shoes with our Cream Polish to make them supple and soft, following instructions on the product.

    STEP 3: Condition the shoes with our Speed Polish, protecting them from dirt, rain and snow.

    STEP 4: Take our Heel dressing applicator and apply to the edge of the heel and sole.

    STEP 5: Apply our Leather Lotion as needed for added protection and polish in between cleanings. Use our Horsehair Shine Brush to buff shoes to a desired shine.

    *For camo printed leather, simply rub our Leather Lotion onto print with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth as needed and wipe smudges or dirt away with a damp cloth.

    Relaxed Fit

    Most people consider a “classic” fit to be a “standard” fit. This fit more closely aligns with the natural shape of your feet.

    U.S. E.U. U.K.
    5 38 4
    5.5 38.5 4.5
    6 39 5.5
    6.5 39.5 6
    7 40 6.5
    7.5 41 7
    8 41.5 7.5
    8.5 42 8
    9 43 8.5
    9.5 43.5 9
    10 44 9.5
    10.5 44.5 10
    11 45 10.5
    11.5 45.5 11
    12 46 11.5
    12.5 47 12
    13 48 12.5
    14 49 13
    15 50 14
    16 50.5 15

    For help getting the perfect fit, we recommend you visit a retail store to get your feet fitted. If you do not have the option to visit one of our stores, you may contact customer service to help you choose the right size.

    Width Available Sizes
    AAAA 8.5-16 Narrow
    AAA 10-12, 13, 14
    AA 10-12, 13, 14
    A 9-12, 13, 14
    B 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    C 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    D 6-13, 14, 15, 16 Medium
    E 6-12, 13, 14
    EE 6-12, 13
    EEE 7-12, 13, 14 Wide
    Ask & Answer
    Nomad Plain-toe Derby is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not durable I’m a long time AE buyer and love most of the pairs I’ve owned. These are not among them. Within 8 months of very periodic wear, the heels were shot. To make matters worse, the left shoe speaks with every step. My final complaint is that the soles are very hard - like walking on wood blocks compared to the rest of my AE collection. I had high hopes for these, but can’t recommend them.
    Date published: 2019-11-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great selection of shoes to choose from in all sizes. I have been buying Allen Edmonds shoes now for over 30 years. I have always received great compliments on them. However, the quality of craftsmanship has greatly diminished over the years. I recently ordered two pair of cordovans. I hope I’m not disappointed.
    Date published: 2019-10-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the AE we all know and love The quality of these shoes is poor and is not of the AE standard. Despite owning over 20 pair of AE, I would not recommend this model. Workmanship is poor and quality of the leather is sub standard. A real disappointment!
    Date published: 2019-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great style and fit with this last. This dress shoe is very comfortable. No "break in " required. The 3E width is perfect. I typically measure as a medium width, but I feel the 3E width is more comfortable and a better fit for my foot - no more squeezed feel in the forefoot, it also easily accomodates any foot swelling that occurs during the day. The finish and style are excellent. I bought both colors, brown and black. I would love to buy more varities in this last.
    Date published: 2019-07-02
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    Is this shoe suede or pebble-grain?

    The description says suede; the pictures show pebble-grain. Your previous answer just said "leather". Suede and pebble-grain are both leather, so your answer is not an answer. So: are the shoes pebble-grain leather or sueded leather?
    Asked by: Randy
    Hi Randy! We're sorry for the confusion. You'll find our Nomad Derby shoe is pebble-grain leather and not suede. We hope this information helps!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-04-25

    What kind of leather

    The photo for both black and brown shows pebble-grained (smooth) leather. However, the text under the "Craft:" heading says "Heavyweight suede, velvety nap and hand"Heavyweight suede, velvety nap and hand" Are they pebble-grained or are they suede? Thank you.
    Asked by: JohnH
    Thank you for your inquiry! The Nomad Plain Toe Derby shoes in black and brown are leather shoes.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-04-22

    What is a XL Nomad Sole?

    Asked by: Ray
    It's an extra-lightweight rubber sole. A casual rubber sole designed to be extra light but also flexible, comfortable, and rugged enough for all-weather wear. Feel free to contact us again if you have other questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-04-20

    what is the difference between 42 and 42N last. there is no information about 42 N last

    The 42 last shoe fits well and I have 4E wide foot
    Asked by: chenghui
    We apologize for the confusion. They are the same last, the "N" in the 42N Last is simply a manufacturing code for the lasts used in the Nomad collection, but there is no difference. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-03-23

    is this shoe waterproof, like your Surrey Derby shoe?

    Asked by: 1234
    The Nomad derby style is not waterproof, it is water-resistant. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-12-21

    Does this shoe have the cork layer?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, our welted construction styles, like the Nomad, feature a cork layer. Feel free to contact us again with any further questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-09-22

    What last is this shoe built upon?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for reaching out to us. The Nomad Plain Toe Derby is made on the 42N last. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact us 1-877-817-7615 or
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-09-05
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